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Journey into the world of hyperemesis gravidarum...
05May 17

A Narrative Research Project

For those of you new to my blog I'm currently undertaking a PhD in Health Studies focusing on hyperemesis gravidarum to help further the international research efforts. PhD's are fairly long and arduous processes and a hell of a lot slower than my usual pace of churning out surveys of women's experiences and so on. But, the research produced is of a far higher quality and therefore has a much greater impact on the world of evidence based medicine. 

As part of my PhD I'm conducting a Narrative research project and after a long process of developing the protocol, applying for ethical approval and piloting it... then having to apply for an adjustment of ethics. Anyway, its now ready! so if you are interested in taking part please re on.....


The Impact of Hyperemesis Gravidarum on Women's Reproductive Lives - A Narrative Research Project

Have you experienced a pregnancy affected by Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)? Do you want to tell your story for research?

HG researcher, Caitlin Dean, in conjunction with Plymouth University, is recruiting women to take part in a project to explore women’s experience of HG and how it has impacted their reproductive lives. If you have had one or more pregnancies affected by HG you may be eligible to take part.

We are looking for women willing to share their whole HG story, from beginning to end including any potential affects in the future. You can either write or type your story in your own time or you can tell the researcher, Caitlin, your story over the phone, via skype or face-to-face (depending on location). If you choose to tell your story by phone, skype or face-to-face it would be recorded and transcribed. After this Caitlin may get in touch with you again to clarify parts of your story or ask you to expand on aspects. For full details of what is involved please click here.

To be able to take part you need to live in the UK and be over 18 years old.

We want to ensure that women from all sorts of backgrounds are represented and that the women interviewed represent the diversity of pregnant women in Britain today. To ensure this we are asking women interested in taking part to fill in an online form giving us some details about themselves.

Hopefully everyone who wants to take part will be able to but if a lot of women apply then we may not be able to include everyone in the research. We will contact you within one week to let you know if you are able to take part.

Please click here to apply to participate in this research.

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About Me

I am mother of three beautiful children and wife to a fantastic and supportive husband. I am a nurse, a farmer and a trustee for Pregnancy Sickness Support. I love working hard and spending time with my kids.

About this blog

Information and support for pregnancy sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum. Views are my own and do not represent those of any other organisation. Information provided here should not be a substitute for medical advice. My aim is to raise awareness and encourage sufferers to know they are not alone.

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